The Fray National Anthem Video from NCAA Championship Game
The Fray Performs National Anthem at NCAA Championship: Hipster March Madness
The Fray performed the National Anthem at the NCAA championship game on April 2, 2012. For one shining moment, Kentucky fans and Kansas fans could unite around one thing: that The Fray's National Anthem performance was dreadful.
To be honest, it all started going wrong when The Fray were announced: "internationally acclaimed world touring band The Fray" just sounds weird. You can see the video below, if you haven't cringed to it already.
Then came the performance. The Fray's over-earnest, twee-angst rendition of the National Anthem was uncomfortable to watch, and slightly painful to hear. We can only call it the Hipster National Anthem, as it fuels that particular stereotype.
Nobody watching, courtside or at home, seemed too impressed. Cue Twitter haterade.
The reaction to The Fray's National Anthem performance was as immediate as it was predictable.